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and the pakistani taliban. the largest extremist group in the country. the pakistani estimate that 40,000 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in the country in the past decade alone. pakistan is gearing up for the general elections scheduled to take place in may. there is strong opposition from the public who demand stronger measures against terrorism. nhk world, islamabad. >> we have another story from pakistan. >>> a deadly attack hit the city of peshawar in northwestern pakistan on monday. the target the office of the top political official for the khyber tribal area, a major sanctuary in the country for militants. two explosions of gunfire were heard where tribal officials and members of political parties were gathered for talks. at least five people killed and seven injured. pakistani officials suspect that the attackers were wearing police uniforms at the time. there was no immediate claim of responsibility following the incident. >>> the united states and six asian countries are participating in an annual joint defense exercise hosted by thailand. it is the largest such exercise
in the head by the pakistani taliban as she left school last october. the 15-year-old was critically wounded and flown to britain for treatment. malala discharged last month, but on saturday, back in the hospital for another five-hour operation. doctors reconstructed the left side of her skull, with a metal plate. they also inserted a small electronic device to restore her hearing. the message released was the first since the attack. she expressed determination to continue the fight for the education of women and girls. >> i want to serve. i want to serve the people, and i want every girl, every child to be educated. >> reporter: the hospital says malala's most recent surgery was successful and her condition is stable. doctors expect malala will be able to leave hospital soon, although she will remain in britain to continue rehabilitation. >>> china is taking steps to strengthen its ties with asean. on tuesday, it officially kicked off a project with malaysia, building joint industrial parts to strengthen trade and investment. nhk world attended the launch. >> reporter: the ceremony took pla
for the taliban. >> the more corruption you have, the more corruption available, the less the population will connect with the government. that might not necessarily bring directly -- might not necessarily lead directly to insurgent as such but definitely towards aggravation, frustration. >> reporter: stopping corruption is critical for afghanistan's long-term stability. afghan forces are preparing to take over security control of nato combat troops leave the country by the end of 2014. time is running out for the government to prove this. nhk world, kabul. >>> police in india have arrested at least three people >>> japan's northern island of h hokkaido is known for extreme weather. tomamu combines both. we have the view from there. >> reporter: we're here today in a village that is part of a ski resort. it is 150 kilometers east of hokkaido's capital. we saved the coldest for last. it is 10 degrees below zero. that is perfect for a place called ice village. like the name suggests, the village is made completely out of ice. it includes an ice rink and a few dome-like buildings called ice
which was banned by the former taliban regime as unislamic. ♪ >> students from the afghanistan national institute of music performed traditional afghan tunes. in new york's prestigious carnegie hall on tuesday. the school was established in 2010 under the afghan administration of education with hefty financial support from abroad. half the school's 140 students are orphans or street children. one-third of them are girls. musicians ranging in age from 10 to 22 also enjoyed the rare opportunity to perform alongside a local american high school orchestra. >> because they're in afghanistan, no girls play music and i'm happy, i'm lucky. >> translator: my goal is that one day i'll be a good musician, a good music player. then i can show other people around the world that afghans are good at playing music. ♪ >> the orchestra's tour schedule also includes performances in boston as well as at the kennedy center in washington, d.c. >>> and that's going to wrap up our bulletin. i'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. embolden citizens still
in attacks by the taliban and other insurgents including roadside bombings. attacks by multinational forces or afghan security troops were responsible for 316 deaths or about 11% of the total. >>> western and arab nations are leading donors to palestinians. but due to the current economic down turn, the present level of economic assistance is insufficient to meet needs. palestinians are turning to asia to gain knowledge and experience from the region which will lead to economic growth. we explain. >> reporter: these people in the gaza strip are jubilant after being provided new homes. saudi arabia finances the construction. nearly half of the 4.3 million residents in palestine are refugees. they lost their land and homes through the establishment of israel and during arab/israeli wars. many nations have provided money through u.n. organizations of those in difficulty. assistance was built schools and hospitals. palestinians want to change their dependence on foreign aid. last year, the u.n. general assembly upgraded palestine's status to nonmember state. this has motivated residents to try
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